SECTIONAL MODEL VERSUS FULL MODEL WIND TUNNEL TESTING OF BRIDGE ROAD DECKS

This article reviews fundamental engineering aspects of the wind tunnel modeling of bridge road decks. The advantages and disadvantages of current wind tunnel techniques for predicting the dynamic response of bridge road decks to wind are examined. The sectional model approach is shown to be reliable in predicting vortex shedding excitation and flutter.

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  • Accession Number: 00329722
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-029 551
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM